Island Treasures: Colette’s Custom Framing Inc. – Kailua-Kona

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No matter what kind of memory or work of art you’re trying to display, choosing the right frame can be a daunting task. At Colette’s Custom Framing, Colette Walton brings an expert eye and years of experience to pick the perfect frame for each customer. Born into the business, Colette started working for her parent’s framing shop as a teenager in Ventura, California. She learned the business inside and out, apprenticing alongside her father to learn the craft of framing. Some 40 years later, Colette still strives for perfection in every job.

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In 1999, Colette and her husband David opened Colette’s Custom Framing in Kailua-Kona. The shop has a range of custom framing options including mango and koa wood frames, and it also offers local artwork for sale. The artists corner at Colette’s Custom Framing showcases local artists with a selection that changes frequently.

Sending artwork as a gift or bringing home a special piece from vacation couldn’t be easier at Colette’s Custom Framing. Colette and her team are experts in securely crating small to sizeable works of art and are experienced in shipping all around the world. The shop is also used by other local galleries to package and ship to the mainland and beyond.

Colette’s Custom Framing is experienced in working with local interior designers, picking the highest quality frames to suit the piece while staying on budget. They frequently work in bulk orders outfitting hotels and office buildings, as well.

Professionals and hobbyist photographers alike prefer Colette’s Custom Framing for their canvas transfer needs. The shop can expertly transfer photographs to canvas—with or without gallery wrapping. Also offered is the increasingly popular ColorPlak treatment which is an alternative to the traditional picture frame. ColorPlak is where an image is mounted onto fiberboard and heat sealed under pressure. The result is a vinyl laminated non-glare image that can be hung without a frame.

Preserving family heirlooms can be difficult on Hawai‘i Island. Moisture and sunlight damage photographs causing fading and yellowing. Conservation and museum quality glass protection can help defend those memories from the harsh climate. Whether mounted or placed in a shadow box, Colette and her staff assist customers with picking out the best quality glass protection for each setting.

Colette’s goal is to make sure every project exceeds her customer’s expectations. From family heirlooms to large scale photography, Colette and her team offer fine craftsmanship with quality materials. They offer a variety of frame styles including antique, modern, and rustic, ensuring each client a personal touch to make their piece a standout work of art. At Colette’s Custom Framing, finding the perfect frame has never been easier. ❖

Colette’s Custom Framing Inc.
74-5590 Eho St., Kailua-Kona HI 96740
Monday-Friday 8:30am–4:30pm
Saturday 10am–2pm

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